Dec 6, 2012 8:00am PST
there's something to find, something is alive. >> what does a 2-year-old care about science? not much but my son has so much fun exploring that he doesn't realize his brain is learning too. >>> have you ever been asked to check off one of those boxes that describes your ethnicity, you probably noticed there's a box called other. other. sort of an unusual thing to say about yourself. i'm an other. in fact, there's a young poet who is so disturbed by that, she decided to write a poem about it because for her part she said she was too light skinned for black kids she grew up around to avoid teasing and taunts and it still haunts her today. soledad o'brien has more. >> reporter: it's a poem about her life. she is struggling to recite it. >> they always called me white girl. i was never ashamed of myself until she taught me to be ashamed. she calls her poem other or the biracial poem. it's about being bullied by black kids for being light skinned. >> i remember their taunts. it took years to fade. i became ashamed. >> reporter: the tough part. she has to perform it at the first spoken word
Dec 4, 2012 1:00pm PST
competing to win the army's next multi-million dollar contract. he showed us the science behind every shape, size, and shade of these pixels. >> you now have your camouflage. we're trying to trick the brain into seeing things that aren't actually there. >> reporter: digital patterns recreate shapes already found in nature, and 3-d layering creates depth and shad dose where none exist. that's today's design. but developers already have one eye on tomorrow. >> what's coming up down the road and very quickly is the harry potter cloak. >> what is that? >> reporter: with that fictional cloak, harry isn't just camouflaged, he's invisible. >> my body's gone! >> how invisible are we talking here? if i walked into a room with a soldier wearing one of these cloaks -- >> you wouldn't see him at all. he would be completely invisible to you. >> reporter: this isn't make believe. the military has seen the so-called quantum stealth technology. it works by bending the light around an object, even concealing most of a person's shadow. imagine what that could do for a sniper, hiding in a field, or the americ
Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm PST
is for science and research. the u.s. condemns the launch saying it is the same technology that would be used to launch a ballistic missile. >>> alan simpson is cutting loose gangnam style. >> stop tweeting your breakfast. >> yes, the republican from wyoming wants to convince people to get involved with lowering the national debt. he asks young americans to use social media to sign a petition. i think that's going to be a successful marketing campaign. >> he's moving like gangnam style. >> soon you'll be doing it. >> a billion people will have seen that youtube video. >>> two prominent members of congress are standing by to join us live. they're getting ready to debate how to break the stalemate in the fiscal cliff negotiations. whether republicans should declare victory on taxes and move on. or are we all going over the fiscal cliff? let's see if we can work out a deal right here in the situation room. but it fits in your pocket. now tell the world daniel... of pepto-bismol to-go. at chevy's year-end event, we have 11 vehicles that offer an epa-estimated 30 mpg highway or better. yeah? hey.